Germany versus Italy on the vertex ofEU authority for financial markets (Esma). The game heats up on the appointment of president of the European Consob against the stop of a group of countries, Germany in the lead, of the designation of Carmine Di Noia, first in the list prepared at the time by Esma herself on the basis of the curriculum. He writes it on Messenger, which underlines how Italy remains on its positions and defends the Consob commissioner. Di Noia has to contend with the German candidate Verena Ross, supported not only by Berlin but also by other countries.
The Minister of Economy Daniele Franco holds the firm point on the competences and not on the principle of the pink quota. “That women must play an important role is a principle we share, but in the case in question it should be noted that on the table there was a package of appointments, two of which were attributed to two women”, explained the number one of the Mef .
In the course of an informal consultation of the European Council, the newspaper of via del Tritone still writes, Di Noia had obtained 18 votes: in reality 18 states have not raised objections to his name. A second consultation registered 17 consents (out of 27). Then there was a third consultation this time on the German candidate to which 5 states objected and some others contested the Portuguese presidency procedure. The negotiation is on the high seas.